The Consulate-General of Brazil in Sydney hosted a breakfast to celebrate International Coffee Day 2019 on 1 October.
More than 50 people attended the event which focused on coffee price levels, a theme set by the International Coffee Organization (ICO).
The breakfast brought together government representatives from Australia and Brazil, along with roasters, importers, media and others in the coffee industry. Sustainability was a key focus of the event. Participants discussed the economic side of coffee, from producer to final consumer.
Joaquim Penna, the Head of the Trade & Investment Promotion Bureau of the Brazilian Consulate in Sydney, opened the event by showing a video provided by the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association. He spoke about the importance of coffee on the Brazilian culture and economy.
Joaquim says the ICO chose prices as a topic to raise awareness for the entire coffee supply chain. Fair prices, he says, will guarantee sustainable supply of the high-quality specialty coffee that Australian consumers demand.
Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of coffee in the world. The nation has generally managed to maintain profitability and economic sustainability despite low international coffee prices.
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